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Stories and Tips Baku

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The Scars of War

Written by HobWahid on 11 Nov, 2005

I rolled into the Baku train station early in the morning after 14 hours on a rickety Soviet-era train from Tbilisi in neighboring Georgia. I had barely slept, was groggy, and still nervous after my run-in with the Azeri border guards earlier that night. All…Read More


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Baku: Pearl of the Caspian

Written by HobWahid on 11 Nov, 2005

For whatever reason, the Caspian Sea always conjured up images of a dark, cold, unforgiving sea full of rusty oil tankers and biting winds. Perhaps it was the product of a Cold War-era primary education, but I had always imaged the Caspian and its surrounding…Read More


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The Fire Temples of Absheron

Written by HobWahid on 11 Nov, 2005

The landscape of the Absheron Peninsula, surrounding Baku, is enough to make even George Bush think twice about the environmental disaster that drilling for oil can be. The peninsula is an almost completely barren stretch of small hills covered in mud and dirt. Small towns…Read More


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Sheki: A Night in a Caravansaray

Written by HobWahid on 11 Nov, 2005

As I found out, winter is not prime tourist season for Azerbaijan. While Baku maintains a relative warmth, the rest of the country, especially as you head north towards the Caucusus, retains a bitter cold, and many of the attractions I wanted to see were…Read More


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Corruption: A State Policy

Written by HobWahid on 11 Nov, 2005

“Did you ever see that James Bond movie with Baku in it?” My new Azeri friend asked, referring to 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, which was filmed in Baku. “Well, in the end they blow up a large oil rig,” he was preparing himself…Read More


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Border and Visa Troubles

Written by HobWahid on 11 Nov, 2005

It was a Friday, and I was standing outside the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tbilisi. I wanted to get into Azerbaijan as soon as possible, but the guard on the outside insisted that the consular section was closed. He was Georgian and spoke broken English. Eventually…Read More


Parks in Baku

Written by mehmet7215 on 07 Aug, 2009

If you visit Baku City,spare some time for beatiful Parks. The most exciting thing about those parks is that they are full of people chatting,resting,reading and playing nearly around the clockOne night we,three engineers dropped in the Park-Sahil Bagi at 23.00 hrs and could not…Read More


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